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'''John Stuart Mill''' (20 May 1806 – 8 May 1873) was an English philosopher, political economist and civil servant. One of the most influential thinkers in the history of liberalism, he contributed widely to social theory, political theory and political economy. Dubbed "the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century",[http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/mill/ John Stuart Mill (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)] Mill's conception of liberty justified the freedom of the individual in opposition to unlimited state and social control. Mill was a proponent of utilitarianism, an ethical theory developed by his predecessor Jeremy Bentham, and contributed significantly to the theory of the scientific method. A member of the Liberal Party (UK)|Liberal Party, he was also the first Parliament of the United Kingdom|Member of Parliament to call for...
Birth date{{Birth date|1806|05|20|df=y}}
Birth placePentonville, London, England
Death date{{Death date and age|1873|5|8|1806|5|20|df=y}}
Death placeAvignon, French Third Republic|France
ResidenceUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
SpouseHarriet Taylor Mill|Harriet Taylor
NationalityBritish
Era19th-century philosophy
Classical economics
RegionWestern Philosophy
School traditionEmpiricism, utilitarianism, liberalism
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